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15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This quick and easy shrimp salad is great tasting, and makes it easy for you to receive the healthy benefits of shrimp along with vegetables. It is a perfect light meal, or substantial side salad.

15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 lb cooked medium sized shrimp (buy still frozen if possible for freshness)remove tails
1 medium sized tomato, seeded and chopped
3 scallion chopped
1 large clove garlic, pressed
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 large firm avocado cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 TBS chopped cilantro
1 TBS chopped fresh mint
2 TBS chopped pumpkin seeds
salt & pepper to taste
pinch red pepper flakes
extra virgin olive oil to taste
1 head small romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed


  1. Make sure shrimp is completely unfrozen, if you buy it already cooked, and patted dry with paper towels.
  2. Assemble all ingredients with shrimp in a bowl except lettuce and mix. For optimum flavor, marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes or more. It is still very good served right away if you don’t have the time. Serve on bed of chopped romaine lettuce.

    Serves 4

    Serving Suggestion:
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Healthy Cooking Tips: Buying shrimp that is still frozen will ensure that it will be as fresh as possible. Because all shrimp comes frozen in stores once they have thawed they lose their freshness very quickly. This recipe was created to be very quick and easy, so we added already cooked shrimp to the ingredient list. If you have the time, obviously it would have better flavor if the shrimp was raw and you cooked it yourself. It is very important either way to make sure the shrimp is patted dry. Otherwise it will dilute the flavor of your salad. Also, it is important that your avocado is ripe, yet still somewhat firm. If it is mushy, your salad will have an unattractive appearance.

Nutritional Profile

Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.

15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad
1.00 serving
265.13 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 53.65 mcg 67.1 4.6 very good
protein 29.30 g 58.6 4.0 very good
vitamin C 28.11 mg 46.9 3.2 good
iron 5.85 mg 32.5 2.2 good
manganese 0.54 mg 27.0 1.8 good
dietary fiber 6.62 g 26.5 1.8 good
vitamin A 1226.36 IU 24.5 1.7 good
potassium 772.82 mg 22.1 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for 15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad

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